Extended System Life and End of Life

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Manufacturers are always keen to promote their newest, shiniest hardware to customers. Vendors often consider equipment to be End of Life (EoL) as early as five years after you have purchased it, and may not be willing to provide continuous support. However, why should you have to invest a significant amount of money on new equipment, if you are happy with the hardware which you are currently using?

Extended System Life

An alternative solution to the purchase of new hardware can be to implement a Extended System Life (ESL) solution. This sensible approach is being seriously considered by many companies.

We specialise in supporting and extending the life of your existing hardware, with expertise in a wide range of vendors, including Cisco, Dell, HPE, Fujitsu and IBM. We have helped numerous businesses and public sector organisations across a number of sectors keep and continue to use their existing server, storage and networking hardware. Should this infrastructure require upgrades, such as additional memory, shelves of storage, or CPU’s, we can take care of the full process, from sourcing to installation and support.

By opting to extend the life of your equipment, you are selecting a viable, feasible and practical alternative to capital expenditure with the purchase of new hardware. Extending the life of your hardware with Datapact (London) Ltd allows you to maximise your return on investment, whilst reducing your operational expenditure with lower support costs.

In addition, by delaying the purchase of new hardware, your organisation is granted the luxury of being able to plan further in advance the next stages of your I.T. strategy, which allows you to carefully consider, if, when, and which areas, to focus your spending on in the future.

What is our End of Life (EoL) policy?

In addition to the excellent service and significant cost savings which we provide, our customers also benefit from the peace of mind that their support with Datapact (London) Ltd will continue for as long as they wish to use their equipment.

As standard, Datapact (London) Ltd can extend the life of your existing hardware for a further seven years beyond the manufacturers End of Life date. Together with additional logistics planning and skills succession management, we can also provide you with maintenance support beyond this period.

Benefits of extending the system life of your hardware

  • You will benefit greatly improved return on investment by continuing to use your current assets.

  • You can lower your operational expenditure with reduced maintenance support costs.

  • You can reduce, or defer, your capital expenditure

  • You will have an extended window in which to plan, procure and implement a refresh of your technology in line with your business priorities. 

Our End of Life Proposition

  • Significant savings with EoL support compared with the manufacturer support.

  • Support for a range of vendors, including Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM and more.

  • A fully bespoke service with a range of SLA options to suit your requirements, which can include onsite spares.

  • Working with you to ‘bank’ any available IP such as firmware, patches and updates from the manufacturer.

  • Flexible, simple contract and payment terms.

  • A UK based fault call center and we will provide you with dedicated site engineers and account managers.

  • Provision of Telephone Advice and Guidance (TAG) and Operating System support options.

  • Continuity of support for up to seven years beyond manufacturer End of Life.

Get in touch

We will help your company to save money and maximise the return on investment on your existing equipment, so please contact us, or leave your details for a member of our team to contact you at a convenient time.